Feeding New York State Statement on White House Conference

Feeding New York State Statement on White House Conference

Read Press Release Albany, NY - May 4, 2022 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds President Biden and Congress for convening the first Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in over 50 years.

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Food Preference Survey 2021 Executive Summary

Food Preference Survey 2021 Executive Summary

Understanding individuals’ food needs and preferences is a critical element to addressing food insecurity with dignity and intention. In response to strategic initiatives and funders asking for stakeholder data, Feeding New York State developed a statewide food preference survey for food pantry guests to complete. Download Report

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Feeding New York State Statement on State Budget

Feeding New York State Statement on State Budget

Read Press Release Albany, NY - April 9, 2022 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds the Governor and state lawmakers for investing an additional $22 million in New York’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP).

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How New Laws on Surplus Food Will Impact Food Banks

Food Bank News: How New Laws on Surplus Food Will Impact Food Banks

Read Article March 28, 2022 -- Food banks in California and New York are preparing for a potential uptick in donations as grocers, restaurants and other food producers comply with new state laws that require them to donate surplus edible food, rather than send it to landfills.

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Times Union Commentary: Lawmakers, take these steps to fight hunger

Times Union Commentary: Lawmakers, take these steps to fight hunger

Read Article March 23, 2022 -- Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York state Legislature are working right now on a budget that determines funding levels for New York’s emergency food programs. Here in the Empire State, we take care of each other. And in that spirit we have but one simple ask for our elected officials: Do not leave struggling New Yorkers out in the cold.

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GEICO Philanthropic Foundation: $10,000

Grant for Fresh To Go Program - helping to transport wholesome boxes of fresh produce and dairy items for our members for immediate distribution to communities they serve.

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New York State Food Banks Host House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern for a Visit Focused on Local Solutions to Ending Hunger

MEDIA ADVISORY: New York State Food Banks Host House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern for a Visit Focused on Local Solutions to Ending Hunger

Read Advisory Albany, NY- November 26 2021 - New York State food banks and hunger advocacy organizations welcome Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Co-Chair of House Hunger Caucus, to New York City for a roundtable discussion focused on ending hunger in America. This visit is part of a series of Rules Committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America and examining the steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to equitably combat it.

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Feeding New York State & NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Working Together to End Hunger and Food Waste

Feeding New York State & NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Working Together to End Hunger and Food Waste

Read Announcement Albany, NY- September 15, 2021 - Feeding New York State, the support organization for the state’s network of ten food banks, is working closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to implement a three-year plan to divert some 37 million pounds of perfectly edible, “excess” food from entering landfills and, instead, be donated to any one of the food banks, food pantries or hunger relief organizations around the state.

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One Year Later: Food Scarcity in New York State During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One Year Later: Food Scarcity in New York State During the COVID-19 Pandemic

View Report The New York State Health Foundation's report on Food Scarcity in New York State During the COVID-19 Pandemic looks at self-reported survey data related to food scarcity in New York State during the coronavirus pandemic. It presents food scarcity rates by race and ethnicity, age, and household income, and compares New York State with neighboring states. Rates are also shown for child food scarcity. It assesses how different groups of New Yorkers are accessing free meals and groceries and from which access points (e.g., school programs, food pantries). Finally, it measures which methods food-scarce New Yorkers are using to meet their household spending needs. Unless otherwise specified, results in this report are among adult New Yorkers.

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SUNY For All Information Session

SUNY for All Information Session

Watch Info Session On March 24, FeedingNYS Executive Director Dan Egan Participated in an information session about SUNY For All. This initiative connects New Yorkers financially impacted by COVID and food insecurity with SUNY's free Online Training Center. As part of the initiative, SUNY provides auto-enrollment of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits—expanded by Governor Andrew Cuomo last fall—for students in the Rochester area attending SUNY's free Online Training Center, or the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center or Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking labs. FeedingNYS is a critical part of this initiative. We invite anyone interested to view the replay of this session to learn more. There is opportunity and support for our neighbors in need.

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